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The best tech for stress-free summer travel

Plus: Why is in-flight Wi-Fi so terrible?

Michael Short for Recode

We're nearly halfway through May, which means summer vacation season is closing in fast. Although it may sound tempting to leave the phone behind and take a vacation away from your gadgets, there is some tech that can make traveling better.

On the latest episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask, Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode answered your questions about booking travel, international cellphone service and "smart luggage" that talks to your phone. They were joined by Travis Katz, CEO of travel booking site Gogobot.

At the end of the show, Katz also played a round of our favorite game, Too Embarrassed to Answer, in which Kara and Lauren tested his knowledge of this week's non-travel-related tech news.

Thank you to William, Vincent, Adam, Aminatou and everyone else who sent in questions about travel tech. You can tweet your questions about any tech topic to @LaurenGoode with the hashtag #AskRecode. And be sure to follow Lauren, @KaraSwisher and @Recode to get alerted when we're looking for questions about a specific topic.

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